Red Dead Redemption 2's release for PS4 and Xbox One has arrived, and as we expected, it's a massive game, both in terms of file size and sheer scope. You can take part in a wide variety of side activities at your leisure from hunting to fishing to old-fashion robbery, all of which can provide you with hours of playtime. But just how long does Red Dead 2 take to beat? Even if you plan to skip the game's more ancillary tasks and focus exclusively on the story, you're going to need to set a lot of time aside.We've played through Rockstar's western for our Red Dead 2 review, and we now know how long its main campaign is. By our estimates, it takes approximately 45-50 hours to clear the story, if you focus primarily on completing story quests and largely ignore its side activities. Of course, individual playtimes will vary, so you can expect to sink considerably more time into the game if you plan on pursuing its many side missions.Red Dead Redemption 2 casts players in the role of Arthur … [Read more...] about Red Dead 2: How Long Does It Take To Beat?
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In Red Dead Redemption 2, hunting can be a key part of exploration and survival in the vast open world. In addition to finding food and other necessary supplies, you'll be able to use materials taken from fallen prey to craft outfits and talismans, which unlock special perks that amplify Arthur's main attributes. As you travel, you may even stumble upon an elusive animal that other explorers have rarely seen. Your first encounter with such a beast will be the Legendary Grizzly Bear, which can offer up a legendary bear pelt if you're able take ti down.These Legendary Animals can be found across the many regions of the map and take some extra effort to hunt. While some of these are small in stature, there are many that tower in size over Arthur and are quite dangerous in a fight. But if you're able to take them out, you'll acquire the means to craft some of the game's most valuable accessories and outfits. These particular animals offer the rarest pelts and materials you can find, which … [Read more...] about Red Dead 2 Legendary Hunting Guide: Animals, Pelts, And Where To Find Them
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a big, big game, both in terms of its scope and file size on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With its release date officially here and the game now out on both systems, it turns out that file size has made it one of the few modern games to span multiple discs--two, to be exact.Our own physical copies at the GameSpot offices show just how it works. The first disc is a "Data Disc" to install necessary files before playing. The other is the "Play Disc" that you'll have in your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One system while actually playing. That could make for some hefty install times, so be prepared to wait if you pick up a physical copy.Dual-layer Blu-ray discs tend to cap at 50 GB of storage space. Given that the file size of Red Dead 2 is roughly 100 GB, it's not too surprising that Rockstar Games would have to split it up in this way. On top of that, the game has a day-one patch that's recommended for last-minute bug fixes.As long as you're preparing yourself for the … [Read more...] about Red Dead 2 Physical Copies Come On Two Discs On PS4 And Xbox One
Red Dead Redemption 2's release date has finally arrived, and you can read all about in our Red Dead 2 review. As with any game with a "2" attached to it, newcomers might be wondering if they'll understand what's going on, while returning players are eager to know if the new game will feature callbacks and references to the first game.A number of GameSpot editors have spent considerable time with Red Dead Redemption 2 so far, and in our experience, Rockstar has done a pretty good job of making sure everybody will have a good time with this one whether you're familiar with the first game or not.Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel that features an entirely new character, Arthur Morgan, in the starring role. You play as a member of the Van der Linde gang, the group of outlaws referenced in the first Red Dead Redemption and led by a man named Dutch. Characters from the first game like Bill Williamson and Javier Escuela are in your gang, while Red Dead Redemption 1 protagonist John Marston … [Read more...] about Do You Have To Play Red Dead Redemption Before Red Dead 2?
Red Dead Online is the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2 - akin to what GTA Online was to Grand Theft Auto 5. Developer Rockstar Games is also employing a similar rollout, launching Red Dead Online after the main game releases as a Red Dead Online beta. Details are few and far between for Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer, but we have a release month and some basics on what the Red Dead Online mode will be. Red Dead Online beta date and how beta access will work Though we don't have a specific date, we know the broad Red Dead Online beta date will be in November 2018 - that's in the month following the main Red Dead Redemption 2 release date in October. When it comes to Red Dead Online beta access, you'll need to have a copy of the main game Red Dead Redemption 2. That and the full Red Dead Online experience is free to owners of the game. It will also launch initially as a public beta - which means everyone should have equal access. What else we know about Red Dead Online … [Read more...] about Red Dead Online beta date, beta access and everything else we know about Red Dead 2 multiplayer